Homeless man accused of stealing Ford Model A, crashing into riv

Homeless man accused of stealing Ford Model A, crashing into river

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A 34-year-old homeless man has been arrested on charges that he stole a fully remodeled 1930 Ford Model A and crashed it into an Oregon river.

Police in Oregon said Erik Blake Halpin was arrested Sunday after the accident.

Police said they were called to the area after passersby noticed the antique car in the Crooked River near Prineville, Oregon. According to police, Halpin swam from the truck to the shore after the accident.

Police said the car was reported stole earlier in the day and Halpin was seen driving it before he went off the road and it rolled into the river. A tow company pulled the car from the water.

There is no word on the condition of the car.

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